Gene Kolar has taken on new responsibilities as director of operations for Cloverleaf Cold Storage's Farmers Produce division. 

Kolar, who has worked at Cloverleaf since 1999, will oversee four production plants for the custom meat processing company. Last year Farmers Produce handled over half a billion pounds of meat.

In his 18 years with the company, Kolar has risen through the management levels and gained broad experience, working in warehouse management, production room supervision, and even overseeing the safety department. Prior to joining Cloverleaf, he was an accountant for a local bakery.

Cloverleaf co-owner Daniel Kaplan said: “Gene’s deep knowledge of modern meat and poultry processing and his experience in all aspects of Cloverleaf’s operations make him exceptionally well prepared to take on his new role. We think his appointment demonstrates our commitment to being the industry leader.  I am confident that Gene will play a vital role in implementing solutions to our customers' food logistics needs.”